YouTube Comeback + Creator Corner [Weekend WRAP 115]

Published 5 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

The rumors are true Reader, I'm back on YouTube! I went full out and released two videos this week. I hope to stay on a two per week cadence through January and then review the impact on my channel, personal schedule, and work-life balance.

But first, a personal note...

Advent season starts tomorrow. It's one of my favorite times of the year β€” helping me focus on things bigger things, reflect on the year as it closes, and be grateful for all the blessings in my life.

For the first time, I'm publishing a daily reading based on my own study, each week focusing on a key theme of advent: hope, peace, joy, and love. I'll note that I'm writing these with a male reader in mind, especially dads, but anyone can sign up to receive the messages.

If you would like to receive the daily (d)advent reading β€” click here. I'll send the first one tomorrow and every day through December 26th.

πŸ“Ή YouTube Comeback πŸ‘‹

This week, seemingly out of nowhere, I released two YouTube videos. I normally don't recommend using an email newsletter as a notification machine, but I'll make an exception for my first videos since January 4. Go watch, comment, reply to this email, and let me know what you think!

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You can also watch the "comeback video" where I explain what else happened this year, why the channel stopped, and why I'm bringing it back.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Creator Corner: Planning A Full Year of Content

This time of year I always set aside half a day (or a couple of 1-2 hour blocks) to plan next year's newsletter content. Publishing a weekly newsletter can seem daunting, but it's completely manageable with a simple strategy: monthly content themes.

Imagine the year divided into quarters, each focusing on just 3-4 themes. This method transforms the overwhelming task of creating 52 individual newsletters into a structured and focused approach.

For instance, I dedicate a quarter each to themes like Goal Setting, Time Management, Idea Development, and Productivity Tools.

This way, instead of writing 52 disconnected pieces, you're writing 12 (or maybe 13) focused emails on topics you're well-versed in. Think of it as breaking down a large puzzle into smaller, more manageable pieces.

By focusing on a specific theme each month, you’re not just simplifying your workload; you’re also providing your readers with a coherent and enriching experience. With this strategy, you're not just a writer; you're a guide leading your audience through a year-long journey of learning and growth.

Reminder if you want to join us in the daily advent reading, click here or the button below. The first one goes out tomorrow!

Thanks for reading this edition of the WRAP. If you are new you can also read the archive here. You can also reply to this email and let me know which lesson resonated with you the most. I would enjoy hearing from you!

Have a great day,

Matt Ragland

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